Future Lions 2019: Call for Entries

Future Lions, AKQA’s global student competition to unearth the next generation of talent, is now open for entries. An undergraduate competition and showcase for inspirational thinking, Future Lions, is run in collaboration with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. This year’s Future Lions theme is a call to action for students all over the world to reject their inner barriers and ‘Break Through’. Ego, self-doubt and fear of failure kill creativity, but these limits only exist in the mind. Students are encouraged to venture out into the unknown which…

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From Sheryl Sandberg to the president of Colombia – meet the next wave of Cannes Lions speakers

Cannes Lions have just confirmed their 100th speaker for this year’s festival and have told us a bit about some of the people who’ll be taking to the stage this year. Sheryl Sandberg needs little introduction. The Chief Operating Officer at Facebook previously served as both Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google and Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton. She’s also the author of the bestseller Lean In: Women, Work, and co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and…

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Cannes Lions Celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day takes place on March 8. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. To mark this year’s event, Cannes Lions picked out five Lion winning campaigns that pay homage to women in society on their website, I have copied them below, have a look at the Cannes Lions website, this is (c) Cabnnes Lions. This campaign won a Gold Lion in 2018 Sindoor Khela – No Conditions Apply…

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See It Be It Ambassador for 2019 named

Cannes Lions has today announced Swati Bhattacharya, Chief Creative Officer at FCBULKA, as the 2019 See It Be It Ambassador, guiding the participants through the programme and leading the discussion around the theme for this year which asks participants to “Invite yourself”. Through the See It Be It initiative, launched in 2014, Cannes Lions has fully funded over 70 women to attend the Festival, providing them with an exclusive learning experience and exposure to the global creative community. In partnership with Spotify, the programme supports the next generation of female…

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Cannes Lions to distribute SDG Lion funds to NGO behind Palau Pledge

Cannes Lions today announced that the funds generated from entries into the Sustainable Development Goals Lion will be distributed to the Friends of the Palau National Marine Sanctuary and the Palau Pledge Legacy Team, the client behind the Palau Pledge which won the first SDG Lions Grand Prix at Cannes Lions 2018. The campaign, which was described by 2018 SDG Lion Jury President Mark Tutssel, Executive Chairman and Global Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide as “proof positive that the true winner in this category is humankind”, stamped an environmental…

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